How to Publish a VoD in the Online Academic Community

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Note, this is the Magic URL,

  1. Have your directory (NETLINK ID, or Group on VoD) and file name (name of video and name of poster image, e.g., NETLINKID/FILENAME.mp4 and NETLINKID/POSTERFILENAME.jpg)
  2. In the UVic Online Academic Community, open the post you wish to edit. Click to place your cursor where you want the video to go.
  3. Above the toolbar, click Add Media.


  4. On the left, choose Insert from URL.


  5. On the Insert/edit media box, under the General tab, in the Source box, put the URL of your video, using the Magic URL for the video plus your directory and filename, e.g.,


  6. Click Insert into post to check your page. Then click Publish when it's complete.


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